I finally decided to do something about my WDTVLV+ latest firmware not being able to play VOB files over the network without constant video stuttering and loss of sound. This was never a problem when the original firmware (store bought) was installed. Then I took the first automated firmware update bait. The functioned with well with increasing interner content, but the VOB files just did not play well. I tried to just play the VIDEO_TS folder as other users suggested, but about 50% of movies played with no sound.
So, I tried to apply the v1.03.49_B GPL version of the firmware. Not good! Now my box has turned into a looping brick with the following message:
Warning! This media player was modified aftermarket and is running unoffical firmware that is not support by Western digital.
Funny, that the GPL was released by WD, but the message puts it into a hacker category.
If anyone has any suggestion short of buying a new media player (not sure what brand yet), I greatly appreciate it. Thank you.